Wow, where has the time gone? While I've been making mental notations for future posts almost daily, it's been over a month since I've checked in! I'm hoping y'all have been as busy and I have this spring/summer and haven't noticed my lengthy hiatus. Since I've been gone so long, I figured I had better bring some stupendous information your way to keep you coming back!
My seasoned chicken keepers out there are probably familiar with Diatomaceous Earth (DE), but I've come across so many folks who haven't heard of it that I reckon it doesn't hurt to touch on this incredible creation that needs to be a part of any chicken lovers arsenal. Gardeners, listen up, 'cause it's also proven to be a wonderful addition to any garden shed! First things first, how the heck is diatomaceous pronounced? Click here, thanks to Merriam-Webster, you'll never have to wonder again.
slurry paint that can be brushed on roosts and other surfaces. Gardeners, use a shaker can to sprinkle throughout your garden to help control the bugs that enjoy annihilating your fruits & veggies!
The best place to purchase DE is from a local feed mill, farm cooperative or garden center. I've seen 5LB bags online for more than what a 40LB bag costs at the farm co-op. If you live in my neck of the woods, I just happen to work at a farm co-op and can order 40LB bags that retail for $23! One bag goes a long way, so start with one & see how it works for you and your 2-legged friends!